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It does sound like something about the stress of the journey and the vet may cause her to have the seizures, if this is the ONLY time she has seizures. I have had at least one patient that did this. There are several options for this. First, is to premeditate her going to the veterinarian with a drug such as diazepam (valium) and see if that works. The second is to have a mobile veterinarian visit you for her annual exam.
At this point, if not already done, it is very critical she have some lab work to look for any underlying problems that could cause seizures. Second, you should really consider having her spayed as remaining intact can be a contributing factor to seizures in epileptics. There is no blood test that can be done to find out if she has epilepsy
; this is a diagnosis of exclusion (we rule out everything else and are left with this).
If, however, she is having seizures at times not related to the travel and entering vet clinic, then it is time to consider starting her on a medication to control seizures. She has had enough in a short period of time to warrant this. There are many choices for medications that you can discuss with your veterinarian ranging from potassium bromide to phenobarbital to zonisamide to Keppra.
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